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Thursday, September 26, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/28/19 - 9/29/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, September 28 - Atlantic City, County
First Annual Pumpkin Patch at the Absecon Lighthouse
Children Friendly Event

Absecon Lighthouse will host North Beach Atlantic City’s First Annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturday from 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm, with a rain date of Sunday, September 29.

North Beach AC will host a fun-filled day offering free pumpkins and activities to the residents of Atlantic City, limiting one pumpkin per household with proof of residency.

The North Beach AC partners - Ocean Casino Resort, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Resorts Casino Hotel, Steel Pier, Made Atlantic City Chocolate Bar, The Iron Room, Rhythm & Spirits, Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, Absecon Lighthouse, and Showboat Atlantic City - will also have a Pumpkin Contest via the North Beach AC Instagram page. For more information on North Beach AC’s Fall Festivities, visit www.AtlanticCityNorthBeach.com. The Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 S. Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

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Saturday, September 28 - Mount Tabor, Morris County
Mount Tabor's 26th Annual Victorian House Tour

The Mount Tabor Historical Society's annual House Tour will take place on Saturday. The self-guided tour will be held rain or shine 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

This walkable tour of the Mount Tabor Historic District provides visitors an inside look at the unique charm of this historic community with more than 15 private houses, plus several historic buildings open to the public. Annual features include a furnished replica Camp Meeting Tent and the Richardson History House, a camp meeting cottage museum. Stop by the gift shop, which is stocked with Mount Tabor souvenirs and vintage items. For our visitors, lunches and beverages will be for sale. 


This event is the largest fundraiser for the Mount Tabor Historical Society. The non-profit organization puts all event proceeds back into the community through beautification, educational, and restoration projects, including the restoration of the Richardson History House.

Founded in 1869, the Mount Tabor Historic District embodies the distinctive characteristics of a permanent Methodist Camp Meeting Ground that evolved into a summer residential community. Particularly notable is the architecture of the early camp meeting Stick-Style and Gothic Revival-influenced cottages with their prominent steep gables, open porches and elaborate gingerbread embellishments.

Parking will be provided at the Mount Tabor School, located on Park Road, Morris Plains, off Route 53 (GPS: use 864 Park Road, Morris Plains, NJ) where a shuttle bus will be available for transport into the heart of Mount Tabor. Mount Tabor is located in Morris County along Route 53 between Denville and Morris Plains. Visitors who prefer mass transit can take the NJ Transit Morris & Essex line to the Mount Tabor stop.

Tickets can be purchased for $30 on the day of the tour or $25 in advance online. For advance tickets, information about the community, photos, and directions, visit www.www.mounttabornj.org or call 973-975-0001.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/27/19 - 9/29/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, September 19, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/21/19 - 9/22/19

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Saturday, September 21 - Trenton, Mercer County
Smithsonian Museum Day at the New Jersey State Museum

The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to again participate in Smithsonian magazine's 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution's Washington D.C.-based museums. The program represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. This year's Museum Day celebrates the influence of music!  

** 11:00 am -- David Fry, "Voice of the People: A History of American Folk Music," in the Museum Auditorium. This interactive and entertaining musical experience explores the rich history of folk music. Dave Fry makes this distinctly American music a creative, contemporary, and accessible art form-and everyone will be dancing and singing in the end!

Stop by the Imagination Studio to discover how music influences visual artists and vice versa with historic and modern examples. Try your hand at creating art based on your favorite song! There will also be a hands-on class to drop in and make your own instrument out of recycled materials. Ongoing from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

FREE Planetarium shows all day - programs at 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Register and download your free ticket hereThe New Jersey State Museum is located at 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ. For more information, call 609-292-6300 or visit www.state.nj.us/state/museum.

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Saturday, September 21 - West Orange, Essex County
Fall Family Fun Day
Children Friendly Site

Celebrate Fall Family Fun Day with special family activities at Glenmont, the home and estate of Thomas and Mina Edison in Llewellyn Park between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Visitors wanting to visit Glenmont, should pick up a car pass from the Laboratory Visitor Center.  Activities include tours of the 29-room Victorian Mansion and tours of the poured concrete garage which houses a circa 1900 Locomobile, 1911 and 1914 Detriot Electrics, 1922 Model T and the 1936 Brewster belonging to Charles Edison. Enjoy water color painting and obstacle course races on the lawn, Victorian board games, Junior Ranger activities, sand art, and a paper airplane building contest and much more.  Explore the 15 acre estate, garage, greenhouse, and the gravesite of Thomas and Mina Edison.

Before going to Glenmont, you must first pick up a car pass and directions at the Laboratory Complex visitor center. You will not be able to get to Glenmont without the special car pass.

The normal site fees are waived at all National Park Service sites on Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day, including Thomas Edison National Historical Park. The Laboratory Complex Visitor Center is located at 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. For more information, call 973-736-0550 x33 or visit www.nps.gov/edis.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/20/19 - 9/22/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Brian Armstrong, Author of "The Franklin Park Tragedy," to Give Book Talk and Signing at Franklin Library - 9/23/19

Brian Armstrong, Author of The Franklin Park Tragedy, to Give Book Talk and Signing at Franklin Library (Somerset)
Monday, September 23, 2019

The Franklin Township Public Library is pleased to welcome Brian Armstrong, author of The Franklin Park Tragedy on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm. He will give a presentation (with Q&A) on the subject of his book. A book signing will conclude the event. Books will be available for sale for $20. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/14/19 - 9/15/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, September 14 - Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Outdoor Flea Market

The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will hold its annual Outdoor Flea Market at the Atlantic Highlands Marina (off First Avenue) on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The rain date is Saturday, September 21.

The 145 spaces with 100+ vendors will have treasures for everyone, vendors offering a variety of antiques and collectibles, crafts, second time around, and some new items. Among the merchandise to be found is furniture, tools, fishing equipment, jewelry, books, vintage postcards, tee shirts, linens, clothing, toys, art, glassware, and a variety of household goods. Also this year we will hold a Chance Auction for ten delightful baskets brimming with merchandise. The Society will also sell a variety of refreshments, food and baked goods.

Society members will be on hand to answer questions about our organization its programs, projects society memberships and our upcoming events. Society merchandise will also be available for purchase.

All proceeds from this event will be used towards the restoration of the AHHS Museum, the Strauss Mansion, at 27 Prospect Circle, as well as educational programs throughout the year. For more information, call 732-291-4313 or 732-291-9337 or visit www.ahhistory.org.

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Saturday, September 14 - Manalapan, Monmouth County
Spirits of the Jerseys State History Fair
Children Friendly Event and Site

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/13/19 - 9/15/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/7/19 - 9/8/19

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Saturday, September 7 - Ewing, Mercer County
Ewing Historical Society Annual Flea Market

The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society's Annual Flea Market will be held on Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Benjamin Temple House, 27 Federal City Road, Ewing, NJ. Shop for bargains and support the society!

The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society was founded in the early 1970s, and seeks to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of the township. For more information, call 609-883-2455 or visit www.ethps.org.

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Saturday, September 7 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Yarn Bee
Ages 10+

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to participate in a yarn bee! Whether  starting  a  new  hobby  or  working  on  an  old  project,  all  are  welcome  to  this  gathering! The  relaxed  atmosphere of this group means no pressure - you can knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on-hand to  assist  those  wanting  to  learn  a  new skill. Bring your own supplies, or borrow ours. Open to ages 10 and up. This free events run from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm.

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/6/19 - 9/8/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Glenmont Garden Party - 9/28/19

Glenmont Garden Party
Saturday, September 28, 2019

If you love the natural colors of summer and have a curiosity about our New Jersey legend Thomas Alva Edison, our Glenmont Garden Party is sure to be an amazing early evening of fun!

The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park is holding a Garden Party on the lawn of Glenmont, Edison's home in Llewellyn Park, 12 Honeysuckle Avenue, West Orange, NJ on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. You will be able to tour the newly refurbished gardens, enjoy local food and music, and a signature cocktail. The garden party will be held rain or shine under a tent.